Bumpety, Dunkety, Thumpety-Thump!

by K.L. Going and Simone Shin

“Wagon on gravel goes bumpety-bump.” Two young children go berry-picking... read more

“Wagon on gravel goes bumpety-bump.” Two young children go berry-picking and return home with their bounty, which is served as pie at the table before a bath and bedtime in this playful, onomatopoeic text. The repeated but slightly changing chorus of delightful sounds drawn from the short, descriptive phrases about each part of their day make this an ideal read-aloud choice. “Bumpety, thunkety, thumpety-thump … Bumpety, plunkety, clunkety-clunk … ” Cozy, stylized illustrations add to the warmth of a story that ends with the brown-skinned boy and light-skinned girl tapping noses, snuggling in a pile of blankets, then joined by their mom and dad for a bedtime story as “Hearts beat close … Bumpety, lumpety, thumpety-thump.” (Ages 2-5)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2018

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